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Europa League live: As it happened

Cologne and Hertha Berlin suffer more misery in Europe with both suffering defeats, but Hoffenheim rescued their flailing Europa League campaign with their first ever win in Europe. All the action as it happened.

Hoffenheim 3-1 Basaksehir
(Hübner 52', Amiri 59', Schulz 79' - Napoleoni 90'+3)

90'+3 FT Hoffenheim 3-1 Basaksehir

90' -- Basaksehir have a consolation. Napoleoni evades a couple of Hoffenheim challenges and finds the bottom corner. A reason to cheer, but the night belongs to Hoffenheim.

87' -- Kerim Frei lets fly from distance with a stunning, dipping shot that clips the top of the bar. 

82' --Schulz almost meets a cross from the right but can't keep his header on target.

75' -- Schulz makes it three and Hoffenheim are coasting towards their first ever win in Europe!

71' -- Hoffenheim in complete control here and look like the team that were so impressive last season. A real fluidity to their attacks since the restart.

65' -- Amiri has a go from distance but it flies just wide. Hoffenheim with their tails up now.

59' -- Hoffenheim 2-0 Basaksehir - Hoffenheim get a second and are in complete control now. Amiri finishes Demirbay's cross.

55' -- Nagelsmann's side much improved after the break. Attacking with a lot more purpose and directness.

52' -- Hoffenheim 1-0 Basaksehir - Hoffenheim have the breakthrough!  Hübner heads in from a corner and the Bundesliga side lead.

49' -- Good run by Demirbay, but he's brought down by Kerimfrei who gets a yellow card.

46' -- And we're off again!

HALF TIME: The referee blows and we're deadlocked at the break.

42' -- Demirbay lifts in a free kick towards Wagner, who can't get enough on it. 

38' -- Frei again causing some problems on the left but Posch does well to clear. Not much in the way of chances in this one.

32' -- Sandro Wagner goes in the book, presumably for kicking the ball away.

29' -- Frei jinks inside for the visitors but his shot is deflected out for a corner. Nothing comes from it. Demirbay then slams a free kick in to the wall.

23' -- All getting a bit scrappy now, with the sides exchanging fouls in midfield.

16' -- Hubner gets his head to a corner and it almost falls to Posch. But nothing doing.

13' -- Hoffenheim stepping it up a gear. First Amiri drives down the right and forces the keeper in to a save, then Demirbay curls a free kick on to the roof of the net.

7' -- The Turkish side just starting to assert themselves a little here. Hoffenheim coming under a little pressure.

3' -- Hoffenheim force a corner early on but it's wasted.

1' -- And we're off!

Now it's up to Hoffenheim to try and salvage some German pride. Can they get their first ever win in Europe. Kick off is in just over five minutes and their line up is below.

FULL TIME: Cologne extend their winless run to 12, Hertha also lose and the woeful form of Germany's teams in Europe continues. It's hard to see either of these sides going any further in the competition. Stay tuned for our live coverage of Hoffenheim against Basaksehir.

90+1' -- Zorya 2 - 1 Hertha Berlin

Kalou has a chance to snatch a point but drags his shot wide. He's flagged offside anyway.

87' -- BATE Borisov 1 - 0 Cologne

Bittencourt hits one from 25 yards but it's straight in to the keepers arms. That's been a familiar scene.

80' -- Zorya 2 - 1 Hertha Berlin

Jarstein has had a blinder but he's finally beaten. A low cross comes in from the right and Svatok flicks in a cute backheel. A lovely finish, not dissimilar to Kimmich's against Freiburg on Saturday.

75' -- BATE Borisov 1 - 0 Cologne

Big let off for TImo Horn. The Cologne keeper punches a fairly regulation shot from distance straight to an opposition striker, who screws badly wide.

72' -- Zorya 1 - 1 Hertha Berlin

Just minutes after coming on, Ibisevic is booked. Who'd have thought it? He'll miss the next game.

70' -- Zorya 1 - 1 Hertha Berlin

Jarstein keeps parity with a terrific save to tip a left footed free kick round the post.

67'Zorya 1 - 1 Hertha Berlin

After getting Hertha back in the game, Selke is withdrawn for Ibisevic. Can they nick a winner?

65' -- BATE Borisov 1 - 0 Cologne

Signevich almost doubles BATE's lead but he just can't squeeze it past Horn at the front post. 

60' -- BATE Borisov 1 - 0 Cologne

The visitors try and freshen things up. Guirasasy on for Clemens.

57' --  Zorya 1 - 1 Hertha Berlin

Hertha are back in it with the simplest of goals. Selke rises to head home a corner from Weiser. They follow that up by bringing on Kalou.

55' -- BATE Borisov 1 - 0 Cologne

It never rains, it pours. Cologne fail to clear their lines in the box and a loose ball falls to Rios, who tucks it away. 

49' -- Zorya 1 - 0 Hertha Berlin

Scrappy opening to this half, both sides wasting decent crossing opportunities.

47 -- BATE Borisov 0 - 0 Cologne

The visitors begin on the front foot. Osako tries one from range but it's straight at the keeper.

46' -- And we're back underway. Can the Germans turn it round? Do they really want to?

HALF TIME: A familiar tale of woe for the German sides so far. Cologne have proabably edged their game, which remains deadlocked while Hertha are a goal down in Ukraine and faded as the half went on. If Hertha can't turn this around, their European run may be over before it really began. And the story is the same for Cologne.

42' -- Zorya 1 - 0 Hertha Berlin

That missed chance wasn't too costly, as Silas gives the hosts the lead. The Brazilian, one of several in the Ukrainian side's squad, rifled one through the wall. Jarstein should perhaps have done better.

36' -- Zorya 0 - 0 Hertha Berlin

Iury misses the best chance of the match for the home side. The ball fell kindly for the Brazilian in the area but he poked wide. 

32' -- BATE Borisov 0 - 0 Cologne

Cologne can not buy a goal at the moment. A cross from the right lands perfectly on Zoller's head but the keeper pushes it out low to his right. The striker can't make anything of the rebound.

30' -- Zorya 0 - 0 Hertha Berlin

Hertha's 18-year-old debutant Arne Maier has looked assured and combative so far in a fairly tepid game.


26 -- Zorya 0 - 0 Hertha Berlin

A loose touch from Selke sends the ball out of play after some promising build up down Hertha's right.

22' -- Zorya 0 - 0 Hertha Berlin

An early enforced change from the hosts after Svatok is forced off and Pryima comes on.

BATE Borisov 0 - 0 Cologne

19' -- Jojic cuts inside but, from a decent position, can't do anything other than land one tamely in the keeper's arms. Familiar failings for the visitors.

BATE Borisov 0 - 0 Cologne

13' -- Clemens has a pop from long range for Cologne but nothing doing.

BATE Borisov 0 - 0 Cologne

9' -- Cologne have also been on top in the opening stages but haven't created too much. Zoller has looked bright for the visitors.

Zorya 0 - 0 Hertha Berlin

5' -- Hertha have started brightly Lazaro going close but no breakthrough yet.

1'-- We're off in Belarus and Ukraine as Cologne and Hertha Berlin look to get their first European wins of the season. The teams are below.